OWN - NLM
DA - 20170530
LR - 20170810
IS - 1098-4275 (Electronic)
IS - 0031-4005 (Linking)
VI - 139
IP - 5
DP - 2017 May
TI - Grief and Burnout in the PICU.
LID - e20164041 [pii]
LID - 10.1542/peds.2016-4041 [doi]
AB - Doctors and nurses who work in PICUs often deal with emotionally difficult
events. These events take a toll. They can cause long-term psychological problems
that, if not addressed, can impair the ability of doctors and nurses to care for
patients in a competent and compassionate manner. Furthermore, effective
treatment is available. But there is a paradox. To get treatment, one must
acknowledge the problem. Acknowledgment of the problem may not be encouraged, or
may be discouraged and stigmatized, in the intensive care culture. This article
describes a case in which a physician has classic signs of overwhelming grief and
burnout, and it discusses the appropriate response.
CI - Copyright (c) 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
FAU - Crowe, Suzanne
AU - Crowe S
AD - Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland.
AD - University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; and.
FAU - Sullivant, Shayla
AU - Sullivant S
AD - Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences.
FAU - Miller-Smith, Laura
AU - Miller-Smith L
AD - Division of Critical Care Medicine, and.
FAU - Lantos, John D
AU - Lantos JD
AD - Department of Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
LA - eng
PT - Case Reports
PT - Journal Article
DEP - 20170418
PL - United States
TA - Pediatrics
JT - Pediatrics
JID - 0376422
SB - AIM
SB - IM
MH - Burnout, Professional/etiology/*psychology
MH - Female
MH - *Grief
MH - Humans
MH - *Intensive Care Units
MH - Pediatricians/*psychology
MH - Physician Impairment/*psychology
MH - Stress, Psychological/*etiology/therapy
COI - POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST: The authors have indicated they have no potential
conflicts of interest to disclose.
EDAT- 2017/05/31 06:00
MHDA- 2017/08/11 06:00
CRDT- 2017/05/31 06:00
PHST- 2016/12/05 [accepted]
AID - peds.2016-4041 [pii]
AID - 10.1542/peds.2016-4041 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO - Pediatrics. 2017 May;139(5). pii: e20164041. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-4041. Epub
2017 Apr 18.